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Alternative Gallery
A non-profit community art space focusing on outsider art including film, animation, stand-up & more. The building features 2 performance spaces, 45 artist studios, a coffee shop, video store, print shop, darkroom, wood shop & classroom. Our shows are all ages. No BYOB, complementary drinks with suggested donation are available. booking [at] thealternativegallery [dot] com
Last Updated 21 February 2017


Tape Swap Radio
I'm a part of Shards Recording Studio in Bethlehem PA which is the home of Tape Swap Radio, a live event and video series. We book shows under our name throughout the year and also were given a venue by the city at which we host benefit shows quarterly. If bands are coming through but it doesn't line up with our events, we can do a live performance, interview, and video shoot at my studio (or a local rooftop!), which airs on our local NPR affiliate 88.1 WDIY. This is a great way to get new artists coming through town and leaving with content as well as mingling with some of the local bands here. This is all free of course, my studio is commercial but these sessions are done just for the sake of DIY. We can be reached at info [at] tapeswapradio [dot] com
Last Updated 08 June 2021


electroFLUX experimental music series
An ongoing series of events showcasing experimental music (electronic / noise / jazz / post / 'new' / improvised / etc.) at a variety of venues. Contact via FB (linked above).
Last Updated 29 July 2019


Other Resources: Graftsalts DIY

Little Amps Coffee Roasters
We are a coffee roaster with 2 small coffee shops in Harrisburg. Cozy space, 40 standing capacity, early shows typically 7-9 pm, 2-3 band bills, loud rock & roll is ok & appreciated, on the way to anywhere on the east coast. booking [at] littleampscoffee [dot] com
Last Updated 19 April 2018

Programs monthly underground / independent / avant-garde film screenings & occasional sound events. We are volunteer operated & use various spots around the city for film & sound events. info [at] moviate [dot] org / Josh [at] moviate [dot] org
Last Updated 17 September 2019


Archie's Bigheads [21+]
A music venue & bar not too far outside of Philadelphia. We are looking to host national touring acts as well as local music & art shows. We will provide as much as we can. Possibly food & a place to crash. We will work with booking agencies or indivial artists. archiesbooking [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 15 April 2018


The Hazleton Art League
An art organization that runs DIY shows twice a month. Shows can be any day except for the first weekend of the month. We also host a seasonal open mic. All genres are welcome, but we do not tolerate any kinds of hate speech or bigotry. teddandthehazards [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 29 July 2019


Closing Time Collective
Closing time collective is a group of friends and venues bent on taking the Lancaster diy scene to the next level. Consisting of now 5 different venues in Lancaster we want nothing but the best for the bands, attendees, and the scene of Lancaster. Best way of contact is this Instagram but once the website is up we'll have a whole application thing. for now, dm @closingtimecollective or email: closingtimecollective [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 01 September 2023


Scott Church's The Church
Independently owned art gallery that can host live music, burlesque, standup comedy, poetry nights Friday, Saturday & Sundays with special weekday exceptions. The Church is a safe, inclusive space that aims to provide opportunities for performers of all skill & experience levels. Contact thru FB page (linked).
Last Updated 17 January 2023

Lehigh Valley

Other Resources: LV Shows


Steadman Studios @ Mansfield University of PA
Student-run recording studio / record label in Northern PA. We're looking for artists to record live sessions (full band or acoustic). We also host an annual festival in the spring. You can watch our Facebook (linked above) for updates & opportunities. Please email steadmanstudiosmansfield [at] gmail [dot] com for info on how to submit for consideration.
Last Updated 23 February 2017


Other Resources: DIYTourNetwork Philly, House Show Philly, My Basement is a Shithole,

Adjacent Resource: Law Offices of Lloyd Z. Remick Law Firm with a lawyer sensitive to needs of DIY bands as had been there before. Does contract review, legal formation, contract drafting/negotiation, pitching to record labels, trademarks & copyrights- email vanyo [at] braverlaw [dot] com

4333 Collective
4333 started off as an outlet to organize basement shows off of Rowan University’s campus but has now out grown into the Philadelphia DIY community. I book at several venues around the city - mostly all ages! Contact 4333collective [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 25 June 2021

Bread Box Philly
Bread Box Philly centers those of marginalized identities to collaboratively inspire, explore creativity, build safety and foster community by hosting concerts, art exhibitions, installations, offer mutual aid, educational workshops, therapeutic support groups, and retail local merchandise. Contact thru email: breadboxphilly [at] gmail [dot] com or Linktree form.
Last Updated 16 June 2023

Couple Ghouls
Booking shows in Philadelphia pa. Dm @coupleghouls_ (linked) for info.
Last Updated 01 December 2022

Jeff Hiltner
Currently doing booking at a bar / venue called The Fire. firephilly [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 29 July 2019

Hush House
We're a DIY house venue in South Philly called Hush House. We're located a few blocks from Pharmacy. The best way to reach us is to contact Jackie at: hushhousetelevision [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 22 January 2020

The Palace
Philly's premier DIY venue run by music lovers, for music lovers, for the love of music! A ever-evolving musical safe space that prides itself on the experience created in an ex-NFL players mini-mansion turned venue. We communicate through our IG (linked), which is also where you can read our house rules if you'd like to attend. Hit our link in bio or email us at thatpalacejawn [at] gmail [dot] com if you are interested in performing :)
Last Updated 29 July 2022

coffee // gallery // music. altundergroundhq [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 29 July 2019

We Are All Beautiful Productions
Booking collective primarily focused on Folk Punk shows. Contact thu IG (linked).
Last Updated 29 July 2022


Other Resources: DIY Tour Network Pittsburgh,, Helpin' Aht!: Not-for-profit record label/mutual aid org

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - South Side
Public restrooms, water fountains, free computer access, outlets to charge electronics, comfortable seating.
Last Updated 21 February 2017

FFD House
Starting in February/March 2022 I will have a tiny show space in my attic for acoustic shows. The capacity will be 15-20. There will be a cover charge and the touring artist(s) will get 75% of all $$ collected. The rest will be used to pay locals/cover costs. This space will also be a guest bedroom, and performers are welcome to spend the night there. Very occasionally, I also book shows at other DIY spaces/bars, so it never hurts to ask. Even if I am unable to personally book a show I will point yinz in the right direction. If you or yr band ever find yrselves in Pittsburgh, PA without a show/place to crash get a hold of me. If I'm in town, my doors are always open to any DIY punk/emo/whatever artist who needs a safe/comfortable place to relax/crash. (with very rare exceptions) this home is a sober space. it's also (mostly) a vegan haus. Contact: robby.lester [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 25 November 2021

Inverted Music
I sporadically book at odd & end warehouses/ galleries/ bars etc. I am most interested in & able to book punk, experimental, metal, performance art, dance music, hip-hop, soul, post-punk, goth, poetry, & aggressive acoustic music. I mostly book my own touring friends & contacts but I can at least share contacts.
Last Updated 22 June 2023

The Mr. Roboto Project
Volunteer-run DIY venue & event space. We are a sober & all-ages venue & we generally follow safer space practices. We also have an extensive zine library. Roboto takes 25% of door sales (with a minimum of $50) for members & 35% of door sales (with a minimum of $65) for nonmembers. We will often host benefit shows & political gatherings free of charge. Roboto does not book shows, so bands will have to find a local promoter before we will confirm any date or respond to requests. Theres a list of local promoters on our website (linked above). For general questions email roboto [dot] info [at] For booking requests email roboto [dot] booking [at]
Last Updated 22 June 2023



Gnome Hutch
We are a small group of friends throwing all-ages shows in our basement and on an outdoor stage. Gnome Hutch located in a mixed commercial and residential suburb of Reading, PA. A middling quality backline is available, and touring musicians are welcome to stay the night after playing. All donations go to the performers. Visit our website for more information and email gnomehutch [at] musician [dot] org to contact the promoter.
Last Updated 27 September 2021


Scranton Punk Collective
The Scranton Punk Collective hosts DIY art, music, performance, and film events in various venues throughout the year in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Our events invite makers, collectors, audiophiles, activists, musicians, and zinesters to create and share. Our main events include hosting the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest (active since 2011), booking local and touring acts, screening independent films, and more. We can often accommodate a place to stay and a meal. Feel free to email us for more information: scrantonpunkco [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 18 July 2023

South Central area

Other resources: DIYTourNetwork - South Central PA

State College

Chow Chow Media
Chow Chow Media is a black and female owned booking and media project based in both State College, PA and Philadelphia. Typically books at house show venues and shows range from indie to rap to acoustic to everything in between. Payment guaranteed for all acts and merch sales are encouraged! Partnered with Silly Goose Booking. Contact through Instagram DMs (linked), emails are okay too! chowchowmedias [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 29 June 2023

Silly Goose Booking
SillyGooseBooking is a one-woman run project dedicated to organizing DIY shows in State College, PA. Primarily books at houses and other non-traditional venues, and enjoys booking a variety of genres! Majority of audience tends to be college students from the local university, so best attendance is during the school year on Fridays and Saturdays. Artists, sound, and venue each get a cut of the door $ at the end of the night, and artists are encouraged to sell merch and are always provided space to do so. Contact thru IG (linked).
Last Updated 14 April 2023

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